Arala | Dance Hasta Mudra
Arala Hand Mudra is inspired by the Arala Mudra hand gesture. This wall décor is a perfect gift for spiritual seekers, students and teachers of yoga and Indian Dance, scholars and lay people, and anyone interested in the rich cultural heritage of Indian mudras!
- Hand Mudra Décor is made of bronze.
- Each hand mudra is elegantly mounted on a solid wood base.
- Ready to hang.
- Can be used as a wall décor to add an ethnic taste to your home.
- Can be considered as a gift option for your loved ones.
- It's a unique piece of craft.
- Suitable for Home Décor, Dance School Décor, Office Décor and Gifting purposes.
- Care instructions: Wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
Design Inspiration - The Arala Mudra ("Bent" or "Crooked") is a simple yet meaningful hand gesture, achieved by a bend of the index finger towards the thumb. Arala is the seventh mudra of the 28 Single Hand Mudras (Asamyutta Hasta) as described in the Abhinaya Darpana. It denotes the drinking of nectar or the sipping of poison, the beauty of a woman, a powerful wind, and the burgeoning of peacock feathers.
About Craft- The Swamimalai bronze icons are made by the artists known as the ‘Sthapathis' of a small village on the banks of River Cauvery - SWAMIMALAI - located seven kms from the Temple Town of Kumbakonam. Swamimalai is famous for South Indian Bronze moorthy making, and the artisans here have been following a tradition that is several centuries old. The Highlight of the moorthy manufacture in Swamimalai is the usage of the ancient method called the Madhuchishtavidhana or lost-wax method (cire perdue) a skill passed on for generations since the Chola period. A science that finds reference in the Rig Veda & Silpa Sasthira, this age-old method spells precision, technique and aesthetics while adhering to the firmly laid down standards and principles.